Report From LED Land
November 7, 2017 by Dave Haynes
Doing the drinking from a fire-hose thing in my LED learning trip to Taiwan and Asia.
This a stack of reels of teeny LED packages – microscopic diodes mounted and sealed in cubes with lenses. The reels, with something like 3,000 diodes on them – are loaded into a robotic machine the size of a fridge that then places them on a circuit board at blinding speed.
I’d post more pix but doing Internet things in China is not like doing things back home. Upload image. Error. Upload image. Error.
There is a LOT to this LED stuff and it’s pretty eye-opening.
In Shenzhen, China now – which is vast, almost all new, and insane. You can take the Hong Kong subway all the way to the border with China, walk a few hundred meters, and cross into China pretty much the same way you’d get off a plane and do the same. Walk around a corner and suddenly – mayhem.
Today, a 2-hour car crawl (I am told) out to a factory that grows LEDs.